The government is working on a “refresh” of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan to advance technology beyond electronic health records. That’s the word from National Coordinator for HIT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., who spoke Monday at the opening session of the AHIMA 2014 conference in San Diego.

“That plan is one of our responsibilities laid out in the HITECH Act,” DeSalvo told the audience of health information management professionals. “The last one was developed in 2011. As you can imagine, it was more focused on the HITECH-era work of meaningful use. With our federal partners, we have been working together for the last few months to think about setting new priorities for the next five years for this country.”

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